On Friday, September 14, at approximately 10:15 local time, the militant forces «Taliban» stormed Camp Bastion in Helmand province — the main strategic base in southwest Afghanistan.
About 15 fighters (according to other sources — 19), dressed in uniforms of the U.S. Army, with 3 groups crossed the border and stormed the base airfield, which included South American base Camp Lithernek and British Camp Bastion, where AH is a helicopter pilot -64 Apache Prince Harry (initially assumed that the main purpose of the attack was specifically it).
To destroy aircraft parked runway airfield attackers used guns, rocket-propelled grenades and maybe mortars. Were killed two U.S. Marines, damaged 8 (6 destroyed, very damaged 2 cars) of 10 aircraft AV-8B + Harrier Attack Squadron VMA-211 (in the U.S. is based in Yuma). Such languid loss in one day the United States suffered in the Vietnam War.
Squadron VMA-211 «The Avengers» («Avengers») is part of the 3rd Wing USMC headquartered at aviastantsii Miramar in San Diego. The squadron was oriented in Afghanistan in April and transferred from Kandahar to Camp Bastion on July 1.